ok, so i’m a little excited about this post. just a little. ok, maybe a lot. i’ve been working on updating my family room with the help of my dear friend and fave interior stylist, kirsten / simply grove. last month kirsten flew out and we had a blast putting everything together and collaborating with my friend corbyn, who produced this really rad video. check it :
i was super grateful and a little giddy when all of this was going down. because, here i was decorating my family room (in the house i grew up in) with my good friend (who i met through blogging) while filming with my childhood friend (who i made dorky videos with, all through high school). i mean – – really! the whole thing was just too much fun. it’s pretty amazing when you get to collaborate with such creative and talented people who happen to be your friends.
so, as i mentioned, i grew up in this house. i’ve seen each room change many times over (this particular room has seen blue shag carpet and boasted of a full on western / cowboy motif – not at the same time, thankfully). sometimes its hard to unsee what you have always seen, you know? the truth is, as much as i like to decorate, i get a little stuck when it comes to decorating my own home. i like to pick things out but i’m not the greatest at placing them. can you relate? i realized i needed help….so i rang up kirsten. and, anyways it was an excuse to get her to come visit! she is brilliant at what she does and she helped me make decisions on things i tend to over think.
scroll on through to see the gorgeous photos taken by white shutter.
my favorite element of the room is the daybed (above) that was custom made by adams and august (in fact, it’s so good it’s getting its own post – next week). it’s perfect for cozying up on with a book, and rolling over by the couch for movie night. my kids love it!
and, yes, that is an ikea couch that got an upgrade with some new legs. i know, i know, a white couch + 4 kids. that is where scotch guard comes in. and, hey, it’s an ikea couch….so, i’m not sweating it.
to say i’m happy with the end result is an understatement. this room is connected to the kitchen so we spend most of our time here and it makes me so happy to have a completed space. it’s vintage, it’s modern, it’s cozy, it’s ecclectic, it’s scandi, it’s interesting, it’s relaxing, it’s bright, it’s me! i used to avoid this room and now i just want to hang out in it all the time.
be sure to head over to simply grove to see more photos (that aren’t included in this post).
a lot of items were thrifted, a good amount i had, and lot of filling in with ikea . . . other items seen are from:
daybed by adams and august | karlsad sofa from ikea | moderne lamp by anthropologie | shag rug c/o rugs usa | pink cushion c/o of artsy modern | x art print c/o artsy modern | chair by euro style lighting | striped blanket c/o nine space | assortment of pillows c/0 nine space | coffee table from euro style lighting | gold plant pot from anthropologie | candlestick from ikea | framed art from land of nod | leather bag by madewell | knit blanket from west elm
video / frank and harvey
photos / white shutter photography
styling / simply grove + la la lovely